The latest addition to Singapore’s dynamic arts and culture scene, the new National Gallery Singapore will open its doors for the first time this November, coinciding with the country’s monumental jubilee celebrations.
Set to house the world’s largest collection of South East Asian art, this new space will see two of Singapore’s most iconic buildings – the historic City Hall and Supreme Court – transformed into an expansive, 64,000 square metre complex, showcasing the artworks of emerging and established Asian artists.
A gallery in good company, the National Gallery’s grand opening marks a valuable addition to Singapore’s ever-growing culture scene, bringing a uniquely Singaporean discourse to life through modern and contemporary visual art.
Celebrate the National Gallery’s grand opening with a tour of Singapore’s most exciting art exhibitions. Start your journey at the National Gallery, then explore a selection of the city’s lesser-known galleries on our Singapore Art Trail. Check out our map of the galleries at the end of the post.
Found just steps from the world famous Orchard Road, this contemporary art gallery has one of the city’s most impressive displays of international artworks, specialising in silk-screen paintings and sculptures that embrace the use of bright colours.
A dynamic exhibition space in the city’s inner west, TAKSU proudly showcases contemporary artworks of bourgeoning talents and prominent artists hailing from South East Asia. Originally established in 1989, this leading gallery remains a fixture on Singapore’s vibrant art circuit.
Nestled in the heart of Singapore mere moments from PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, this impressive 5,300 square-metre gallery advocates the work of up-and-coming Asian artists, bringing promising young talent to the forefront of the region’s art scene.
The Drawing Room
One of the most fascinating galleries within the prestigious Gillman Barracks – Singapore’s premiere contemporary arts destination – The Drawing Room takes visitors on a journey, exploring the intersection between history and modern society through a variety of contemporary artworks.
Ota Fine Arts
Another notable venue within the Gillman Barracks precinct, OTA Fine Arts‘ versatile exhibition space hosts resident artists and an arts centre in addition to its extensive collection of modern and contemporary artworks, thoughtfully selected from the Asia-Pacific region.
One of Singapore’s only galleries dedicated solely to the art of photography, this modern complex proudly displays the works of South East Asia’s most prominent photographers. Just minutes from PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 2902 offers a glimpse of exceptional moments captured in time.
First established in Tokyo, the Singapore branch of this internationally-acclaimed gallery boasts a comprehensive collection of Japanese artworks, with a strong emphasis on pieces that observe modern society through an alternative lens.
Home to an impressive selection of contemporary Russian artworks, Singapore’s 11.12 gallery strives to familiarise South East Asia with the unique, post-modern aesthetic of the former Soviet Union. The only gallery of its kind in Singapore, 11.12 can easily be reached on foot from PARKROYAL on Pickering, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel.
Experience the grand opening of the National Gallery and discover Singapore’s vibrant art scene with a stay at one of PARKROYAL’s comfortable and contemporary Singapore hotels, all enviably located in the heart of the city.
Ready to go? Take our handy Singapore Art Trail map with you and make sure you don’t miss a thing!